India is a country where we daily find news of thefts and crimes. It’s tough for country police to keep an eye on each and every individual due to the huge country population. Only 6-8% of victims of theft in four major Indian cities lodged a first information report (FIR) with the police, according to a new study reported in the Hindustan Times article. The remaining 92-94% are not reflected in any official record.
Why does this happen? There are two reasons, according to the Safety Trends and Reporting of Crime (SATARC) survey conducted by a Mumbai based think-tank, IDFC Institute. One, because victims themselves refrained from approaching the police in certain cases. Two, because the police did not register the case for various reasons. Such an approach towards thefts gives criminals a relief and motivate them to do more crimes which is neither good for people nor police.
We have also seen a rise in other unhuman crimes like murder, abduction, rape, dowry death, and fatal accidents. A news article mentions that, in 2016, according to the NCRB data, the total crimes were recorded to be 2.97 million while the crime rate was found to be 379 crimes per lakh population. A 2017 report by Global Peace Index had claimed India to be the fourth most dangerous country for women travelers. Gender Vulnerability Index 2017 compiled by Ministry of Women and Child Development found Bihar, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Jharkhand to be the bottom four in terms of safety.
All such incidents and accidents can’t be handled by police alone under the law. We too need to take some measures which will not only help police to find the criminals but also us and our family members, friends and relatives. We have companies in the market which provides home security solutions to residential and office buildings, but the cost of installation and maintenance especially for independent homes and residential buildings is very high. Also, the solutions provided by these companies mostly target people desiring to have indoor security systems.
According to the new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market is expected to reach USD 74.75 billion by 2023 from USD 45.58 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 10.40% during the forecast period. The growth of the home security system market is attributed to the emergence of IoT and wireless technologies, and increasing customer awareness. Moreover, the integration of AI and deep learning in home security systems and worldwide proliferation of “smart cities” initiatives are creating huge growth opportunities for players in the market.
As per our Indian mindset, we don’t like someone observing our each and every step and that too inside our own house even if it is a system. We become cautious and concern about such monitoring acts. What if a company (which might be founded by you) develops a system to secure our outdoors with the help of sensors and cameras which will help us to secure our walls on theft detection or any such activity and prevent a thief or a criminal to enter our house by locking down of all windows and doors and calling nearby police station automatically or manually from inside.
Why let the thief enter your house perimeter when it can be prevented at an early stage without any human intervention. As we all know that “Prevention is better than cure.”, your company might be the one who will not only help people of India but also police by keeping an eye on the surroundings and roads, providing them information and proof if any crime incident happens outside or nearby your house.
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